All empires come to an end, and the American one is no exception

All empires come to an end, and the American one is no exception

  By Carlton Joseph John Boyd Orr: “Empires won by conquest have always fallen either by revolt within or by defeat by a rival.”  The American empire is experiencing revolt from within and a geopolitical, technological and economic challenge from China. Is this the unravelling of the American Empire?  Will racism and conservative ideology destroy […]

Michelle Lochan brings hope to the Carnival

Michelle Lochan brings hope to the Carnival

Publishers note For many years the Festival Management Committee (FMC) has been run by people who have never been within 20 feet of the culture of the Caribbean carnival people. They have spent most of their time in the boardrooms of Canada than in the mas’ camps, pan yards or calypso tents where the culture […]

Court set aside refusal of visitor’s visa for Guyanese family  

Court set aside refusal of visitor’s visa for Guyanese family   

by Sukhram Ramkissoon Every year tens of thousands of foreign nationals who have close family ties or friends in Canada, submit visitor visa applications.  A visitor visa is also known as a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)which allows persons to enter Canada for a vacation or other reasons. Not all countries require their citizens to obtain […]

Ford should sign the child care deal now

Ford should sign the child care deal now

  When the Liberals made the election promise of funding $30 billion to allow for $10 a day child care, parents of any age and of any political persuasion would have found it difficult not to applaud the Liberals for making it. No doubt the announcement would have also been met with a great deal […]

Caribbean security: the bigger picture

Caribbean security: the bigger picture

  By David Jessop In mid-November, a little noticed virtual meeting took place. It considered in the round the security threats that the Caribbean will face in future. It pointed not just to the obvious in the form of the enemy within – those involved in criminality, organised crime, and corruption – but considered an […]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statement to mark Indigenous Veterans Day

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statement to mark Indigenous Veterans Day

Today, on Indigenous Veterans Day, we honour Indigenous peoples – past and present – who have served and continue to serve with great pride and sacrifice for our freedom. Each year, during Veterans’ Week and Remembrance Day, Canadians join together to acknowledge all those who served our country, but throughout our history, Indigenous veterans have […]

We’ve made lofty promises at COP26, now what?

We’ve made lofty promises at COP26, now what?

During his brief stay – about three days – at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau eagerly committed Canada to big promises to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Given how fraught the climate change and greenhouse emissions discussions are here in Canada, Mr. Trudeau is in a […]

Multilateralism and Cooperation must win to ensure world survival

Multilateralism and Cooperation must win to ensure world survival

  by Carlton Joseph The G20 summit on Climate Change ended last week with an agreement on climate that commits its member nations to end coal financing by the end of the year and aims to contain global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.  Caribbean Prime Ministers (PM), Jamaica’s Andrew Holness and Barbados’ […]

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